schtum


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schtum

(ʃtʊm)
adj
a variant form of shtoom
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And boy are they determined to cover their tracks, resorting to some pretty drastic measures, while keeping seriously schtum about the fact they've left Phil for dead in The Arches.
And, boy, are they determined to cover their tracks, resorting to some pretty drastic measures, while keeping seriously schtum about the fact they've left Phil for dead in The Arches.
But after he tried to secure the release of US rapper A$AP Rocky, who is accused of assault in Sweden, every American held abroad is now praying old Donnie keeps schtum about their case.
How does anyone know that Boris is not perhaps, just being a perfect gentleman in stoically remaining schtum. The world is dying and all the media can talk about is non-event like this.
While we're itching to know the video's scandalous content, Myms is keeping schtum.
Bolshy Ant and her more levelheaded little brother Mattie, whose gangster parents abandoned them, are locked up alongside their foster parents for their so-called "heritage crimes", but Ant isn't one for keeping schtum and as her anger at the unfairness of life as a 'strutter' escalates, so too does the peace inside the walls of hMP London.
The earth mothers who go around saying they simply love being pregnant need to keep schtum. If you weren't carrying precious cargo, why would you choose to walk around in permanent pain, groaning like an auld tank?
He said: "If you are privileged enough to work for the Royal family you keep schtum." He said the footage was totally irrelevant and totally out of context to what the Queen and the Queen Mother have stood for.
How come women are expected to be honest while men keep schtum about their failings?
According to the JTA, next time you're playing Scrabble you can put down "schmutz," "schtum" or even "tuchas" (or "tuchases") without any challenges.
Miss Piggy, who dons the ivory couture wedding gown in the movie, has been trying to convince Kermit the Frog to marry her for years but film bosses have kept schtum on whether fans will see them finally manage to tie the knot.
The Jimmy Savile case is, however, one where the ordinary bods finally turned and refused to keep schtum when their Lords and Mistresses dumped that Newsnight investigation.